Skip directly to content

2012 Paralympic Games

From Wikipedia:

 

Governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Paralympic Games invites athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy, to compete in the world's second largest major international multi-sport event.

 

London hosts the 14th summer Paralympic Games, expected to be the largest and most commericially successful Paralympic Games ever. 

 

More information about the event and each competition can be found on the official website of the paralympic games, and a livestream of the opening and closing ceremonies and some of the events can be found on Paralympic Sport TV's YouTube channel.

 

Update 9/5: American sprinter Blake Leeper took bronze in the 200m, and has qualified for the 100m final.  The Challenged Athletes Foundation has this video about the athlete: